Data provider: Urban Institute’s National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS)
Updated annually in July
Types of nonprofit cultural organizations included: 44
PDF Codebook: List of all codes in CVSuite
What you need to know
How our nonprofit data are collected
Nonprofit data in the CV™Suite is provided by our data partner, National Center for Charitable Statistics. Organizations that are required to complete either the IRS Form 990 or Form 990-EZ are captured in these data. Nonprofit data found in CV™Suite from 2012 or before will only include nonprofit organizations generating an income of $25,000 or more annually. Nonprofit data found in CV™Suite after 2012 will only include nonprofit organizations generating an income of $50,000 or more annually.
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities Codes (NTEE)
The IRS and NCCS use NTEE codes to classify nonprofit organizations. Below you will find a listing of nonprofit cultural organizations included within the CV™Suite. You will see NTEE codes throughout the CV™Suite nonprofit datasets. These codes use letters and numerals. For example, when you see “A51”, “A” refers to primary classification category and the “51” relates to the type of nonprofit organization. Thus, “A51” is the NTEE code given to art museums. For additional information about NTEE codes click HERE.
How nonprofit organization types were selected
The CV™Suite includes traditional nonprofit arts organizations such art museums, and nonprofit organizations that support the arts i.e., fundraising groups that help promote the arts.
A01 Alliances & Advocacy
Organizations whose activities focus on influencing public policy within the Arts, Culture, and Humanities major group area. Includes a variety of activities from public education and influencing public opinion to lobbying national and state legislatures.
A02 Management & Technical Assistance
Consultation, training, and other forms of management assistance services to nonprofit groups within the Arts, Culture, and Humanities major group area.
A03 Professional Societies & Associations
Learned societies, professional councils, and other organizations that bring together individuals or organizations with a common professional or vocational interest within the Arts, Culture, and Humanities major group area.
A05 Research Institutes & Public Policy Analysis
Organizations whose primary purpose is to conduct research and/or public policy analysis within the Arts, Culture, and Humanities major group area
Organizations whose primary activity is the production of operas.
A6B Singing & Choral Groups
Organizations whose primary activity is the production of concerts including barbershop singing groups, glee clubs/choir groups, children’s choirs and other singing ensembles.
A6C Bands & Ensembles
Organizations that produce music not specifically covered by another category including marching bands, jazz groups, chamber music groups, blues, country music, ethnic music (e.g., Brazilian, Celtic, Afro-pop, etc.), folk music, rhythm and blues.
A6E Performing arts schools
Organizations that offer classes in the performing arts but do not confer academic degrees.
A11 Single Organization Support
Organizations existing as a support and fund-raising entity for a single institution within the Arts, Culture & Humanities major group.
All forms of support as long as financial support is included. Friends groups are traditionally classified here.
A12 Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
Organizations that raise and distribute funds for multiple organizations within the Arts, Culture, and Humanities major group area.
A19 Other Arts & Culture Support Organizations
Organizations that provide all forms of support except for financial assistance or fund raising for other organizations within the Arts, Culture, and Humanities major group area.
A20 Arts & Culture
Organizations that promote, produce or provide access to a variety of arts experiences encompassing the visual, media or performing arts.
A23 Cultural/Ethnic Awareness
Organizations that promote artistic expression within a particular ethnic community; work for the preservation and promotion of the traditions, values and lifestyles of different cultural groups; organize activities and events which promote cultural exchange locally or nationally; and encourage understanding and respect for different cultural heritages among the youthful members of the group as well as the mainstream population.
A24 Folk Arts
Organizations that produce, promote and disseminate information on traditional music, dance, theater or folklore of various cultures and organizations that perform, present and support folk art in a specific region.
A25 Arts Education
Organizations that provide informal arts educational programming and/or instruction but do not grant diplomas or degrees; or which offer services regarding the arts to educational institutions or to public entities involved in education.
A26 Arts & Humanities Councils & Agencies
Organizations that foster, nurture and sustain artistic excellence and create a climate in which the arts and humanities may flourish in a community.
A27 Community Celebrations
Organizations that are engaged in the promotion, production or performance of community and public celebratory events.
A30 Media and communications
Organizations that are involved in publishing, productions or programming utilizing any of a variety of media or in educational programs related to the media.
A31 Film & Video
Organizations that produce films, videos and holographic images for a variety of educational, documentary and cultural purposes, and/or promote public appreciation of film and video. Also included are organizations that encourage new, foreign and independent filmmakers through the organization and presentation of film expositions and festivals or which show old or difficult to obtain films in noncommercial facilities.
Organizations engaged in television productions and broadcast. Includes producers of public television, cable television, community access television, broadcasting in schools, and interactive television.
A33 Print and publishing
Organizations that publish a variety of materials on diverse topics. Includes university presses.
Organizations engaged in radio productions and broadcast, including public radio stations and radio stations that offer programming that is designed for community residents who are blind or visually impaired (radio reading services).
A40 Visual Arts
Organizations whose activities promote or provide access to a variety of visual arts. Included are organizations that focus on an art form in a specific medium such as stained glass or textiles.Non-Profit Arts-Active Organizations NTEE Codes
A50 Museums (non-arts)
Organizations that acquire, preserve, research, exhibit and provide for the educational use of works of art, objects or artifacts that are related to the study of zoology, biology, botany, mineralogy, geology and other natural sciences; history; archeology; or science and technology.
A51 Art Museums
Organizations that acquire, preserve and exhibit collections of objects including fine art, decorative art, folk/ethnic art and textiles that are collected primarily for their aesthetic qualities and their importance as representatives of a particular artistic tradition or style.
A52 Children’s Museums
Organizations that develop and maintain educational exhibits that are structured for the size, interests and intellectual capacity of young children. Childrens museums are participatory and allow visitors to interact with the exhibits (touching, exploring, manipulating), and many offer organized lessons for groups of school children that focus on one or more of the exhibits.
A54 History museums
Organizations that acquire, preserve, research and exhibit collections of objects including documents, tools, implements and furnishings that have significance in helping to interpret or understand the past. History museums may specialize in a specific era such as early Greece or Rome, a particular geographical region such as California or Appalachia, a particular ethnic or cultural group such as Native Americans or a specific subject area such as costumes; and may contain items created or used by contemporary or historical figures.
A56 Natural history and natural science museums
Organizations that acquire, preserve, research and exhibit collections of objects that have significance in the natural sciences including botany, zoology, geology and physical and cultural anthropology.
A57 Science & Technology Museums
Organizations that develop and maintain educational exhibits which illustrate principles from mathematics and the physical sciences.
A60 Performing Arts
Organizations that provide access to the performing arts or a variety of art forms including the performing arts, and/or which present performing arts series. Use this code for organizations devoted to art forms not specified below.
A61 Performing Arts Centers
Organizations that operate facilities including theaters for the performing arts.
Organizations that create and/or perform a variety of types of dance, including modern, folk, country and western, and square dancing.
Dance organizations that create and/or perform primarily ballet.
Organizations whose primary activity is the production of plays. (Organizations that present the productions of others should be classified as presenters. (A61)
Organizations whose primary activity is the production of musical events, including concert series and music festivals.
A69 Symphony Orchestras
Organizations whose primary activity is the operation of a symphony orchestra including youth symphonies.
Organizations that promote the study, teaching, or appreciation of the humanities (archaeology, art history, history, modern and classical languages, philosophy and ethics, and theology and comparative religion).
A80 Historical Organizations
Organizations that promote awareness of and appreciation for history and historical artifacts.
A82 Historical societies and historic preservation
Organizations that interpret, collect and preserve the historical heritage of a specific geographic location.
A84 Commemorative Events
Organizations that sponsor activities which celebrate, memorialize and sometimes recreate important events in history such as battles, treaties, speeches, centennials, independence days, catastrophes that had an important impact or other similar occasions.
A90 Arts Services
Organizations offering a variety of services specifically for artists and arts organizations including legal and financial services, services to individual artists or groups of artists in the form of workshops, funds to indigent artists, discounts on group purchases, or tax, legal, or accounting aid.
A99 Other Arts & Culture Organizations
Organizations that provide arts and humanities services or products not covered by other categories.
N05 Research Institutes & Public Policy Analysis
Organizations whose primary purpose is to conduct research and/or public policy analysis within the Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics major group area.
Organizations that sponsor, organize and promote fairs and festivals. Includes collectible/antique fairs, county and state fairs, street fairs, festivals, parades, and other similar activities during religious and patriotic holidays and other special occasions.